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Pirates News · Top Stories This Week in the MHSAA

The following is a compilation of top stories from this week surrounding high school sports in Michigan gathered by our friends at MHSAA Second Half (source)



1. A weather delay pushed this Regional Final to Friday, and No. 7 Rudyard rose to a challenge coming back from dropping the first set to down Pellston in four in Class D – Sault Ste. Marie Evening News

2.  Also pushed to Friday, honorable mention Munising came back after losing the first two sets to defeat Carney-Nadeau in five in Class D – Escanaba Daily Press A weather delay pushed this Regional Final to Friday, and No. 7 Rudyard rose to a challenge coming back from dropping the first set to down Pellston in four in Class D – Sault Ste. Marie Evening News

3.  Novi’s Erin O’Leary was named this season’s Miss Volleyball Award winner on the eve of her team’s Class A Quarterfinal against honorable mention Temperance Bedford; Novi is the reigning champ and ranked No. 2 – Observer & Eccentric

4. Class C top-ranked Bronson is plenty familiar with tonight’s Quarterfinal opponent, No. 2 Monroe St. Mary Catholic Central – Sturgis Journal

5. Class B No. 4 Niles is hoping to add to its first District and Regional titles with a first Quarterfinal win, over No. 3 Lake Odessa Lakewood – Niles Daily Star

6. Class A No. 3 Grand Rapids Christian downed top-ranked Rockford in the Regional, a big step as the Eagles pursue their first MHSAA championship in the sport with No. 4 DeWitt up next – FOX17

Read More Volleyball Stories From This Week


Girls Golf:

Traverse City West’s Anika Dy was named Miss Golf for the second time by the Michigan Interscholastic Golf Coaches Association – Traverse City Record-Eagle


Cross Country:

Coldwater’s Shuaib Aljabaly and Lansing Catholic’s Olivia Theis were named Mr. Cross Country and Miss Cross County, respectively, by the Michigan Interscholastic Track Coaches Association – Coldwater Daily Reporter



1. The first games of the season can be played today, and Petoskey is among teams anticipating a return to the ice – Petoskey News-Review

2. As part of its hockey preview, the Livingston Daily Press & Argus highlighted Mr. Hockey candidates Josh Albring of Hartland and Adam Conquest of Brighton – Livingston Daily Press & Argus

3. Allen Park Cabrini enjoyed a productive opener, downing Flat Rock/Airport 6-2 – Southgate News Herald


Girls Swimming & Diving:

1. Honorable mention Spring Lake will send 10 athletes to the Lower Peninsula Division 3 Finals, including three divers – Grand Haven Tribune

2. Hamilton standout Paige Kuhn is banking on a strong finish in the final meet of her high school career – Holland Sentinel

3. Gaylord sophomore Grace Wambier is a school record holder and hopes to add to her accomplishments at the Division 3 Finals – Gaylord Herald Times

4. No. 7 Brighton is aiming to claim the Division 1 team championship with arguably its strongest assemblage of experienced contenders under coach Jason Black – Livingston Daily Press & Argus


Boys Soccer: 

Longtime coach Thaier Mukhtar has resigned as Fraser’s boys coach with nearly 600 wins there and at Warren DeLaSalle – MLive-Detroit


Boys Basketball:

We’ve posted a few girls basketball previews, and this look at Holland West Ottawa is the first boys hoops story we’ve seen this fall; practice began Monday – FOX17


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Boys Varsity Hockey · Hockey Wins Home Opener

The Pirates won their home opener last night 5- 4 over the Grand Ledge – Fowlerville team!

Goals were scored by Logan Schmitt, Adam Caplin, Doug Heath (2), and Valen LeVasseur!  They were supported by a solid night in goal by Connor Slotnick!

Next game for the Pirates is on Saturday @ 12:30 vs. Grand Blanc at the Dort Event Center.

Read more on last night’s game here.

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Pirates News · Hockey Season Starts Tonight



Read the Livingston Daily Hockey Preview here.

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Pirates News · Event Recap: Week of November 4 – November 10

Saturday, Nov 4th

Boys Varsity Cross Country
Boys Varsity Hockey
vs. Open Date
Girls Varsity Swimming
@ Skyline High School

Sunday, Nov 5th

No event results

Monday, Nov 6th

No event results

Tuesday, Nov 7th

No event results

Wednesday, Nov 8th

No event results

Thursday, Nov 9th

No event results

Friday, Nov 10th

No event results

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Girls Middle School Swimming, Girls Varsity Swimming · Diver Megan Black Qualifies for States

Congratulations to Junior Megan Black.  She finished 9th yesterday at regionals and now advances to the MHSAA D2 State Meet in Holland next weekend.  She will join her teammate Annabelle Haberkorn who qualified for the swimming portion of the competition.


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Multiple Teams · Muscato Makes Spartan Roster

Pirate Alumnus, Jimmy Muscato, was officially selected to be a member of the Michigan State wrestling team.  All of his hard work and training has paid off as he is the first Pinckney graduate to become a member of a Big Ten wrestling team.


Read his profile here and follow the Jimmy and his fellow Spartans this season on the MSU Wrestling page. 


The Pirates are also ready for the beginning of their wrestling season.  Practices officially starts next Monday. Contact coach Jeremy Little for information on how to join the team.

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Girls Middle School Swimming, Girls Varsity Swimming · Girls Swim and Dive Gets Prepped for Post-Season

The girls swim and dive team competed in the SEC Championships this past weekend and finished 4th at the meet.

Freshman, Annabelle Haberkorn qualified for the state meet on Saturday in four individual events. The 100-yard breaststroke, the 200 freestyle, the 200 individual medley, and the 500 freestyle.

She is also nominated for the Livingston County Athlete of the Week.  Vote for her here.

Pirate swimmers are back in action on the 12th for the Last Chance Meet in Waterford.

Pirate divers, Megan Black and Sarah Campbell, qualified for Regionals and will compete this Thursday.

Good luck Pirates!


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Pirates News · All Teams Schedule: Week of November 6 – November 12

Here’s a preview of this week’s events for Pinckney High School, November 6 – November 12


November 06, 2017

No events happening


November 07, 2017

No events happening


November 08, 2017

No events happening


November 09, 2017

No events happening


November 10, 2017

No events happening


November 11, 2017

No events happening


November 12, 2017

TBA Girls Varsity Swimming


Nothing more to add at this time. Make it the best week ever!

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